3rd June 1944: It’s a sleepy summer morning. Both the Allied and Axis air forces are facing each other across the English Channel and there’s bombs to be dropped, recce missions to be completed and enemy raids to defend against. Expect engagements over the sea and along the coastlines of both the UK and France.
Front line and each side’s strike objectives are displayed on the F10 map. Use SRS for voice comms with other players and GCI.
Weather: Broken cloud cover up to high altitude. Expect moderate WNW winds.
Axis briefing (Red)
Channel II for airfield traffic (41MHz)
Channel 3 – for combat comms and GCI (42 MHz)
Channel 4 – spare
Intercept Allied bomber raids. Allied raids will be announced via messages to all pilots. Follow instructions on receipt of any orders.
GROUND ATTACK ALLIED UNITS:
Use F10 options under comms menu to determine target status
TARGET 1: Large numbers of enemy ships have been massing in their ports along the English south coast in recent weeks. Target shipping at Weymouth Harbour (50° 34′ N, 2° 24′ W).
TARGET 2: Strike against the radar station on the Isle of Wight at 50°36′ N 1°12’W. Destroy the radar antennas and targets of opportunity. Cross the channel at wave-top hight to avoid detection.
TARGET 3: Anti-convoy strike. A weather recon aircraft has reported numerous naval convoys travelling East along the English coast between Portland and the Isle of Wight. Search for the ships in the area drawn on the map and sink as many as possible.
RECON OBJECTIVE: Intelligence suggests that the enemy is preparing for an invasion in the next weeks. High command has requested a recon overfly of the Southern English Coast to gain a picture of the state of preparations. Fly the recon route drawn on the map from East (Recon A) to West (Recon C).
Active Friendly Airfields:
Allied briefing (Blue)
Button A for airfield traffic (124 MHz)
Button B for combat comms and GCI (127 MHz)
Button C is spare (131MHz)
Button D is spare (100MHz)
Mosquito home field radio preset Red-N (4.225MHz)
PRIMARY TASK: ESCORT AIR ATTACKS:
Protect daylight bomber raids. You will receive warnings when these attacks are inbound from southern England.
SECONDARY TASKS: GROUND ATTACK:
Use F10 radio to determine target status
TARGET 1: Ramrod 970. Coastwatcher radar station is at Cap de la Heve, north-west of Le Havre. Identify and bomb the radar head. It is vital to destroy this Coastwatcher station early on to avoid detection of our invasion fleet. (49° 30′ N, 0° 4′ E)
TARGET 2: A sea radar station at St. Vaast needs to be destroyed in preparation for the invasion (49°34′ N 1°16′ W). Focus on the radar antennas first, then on any targets of opportunity that you can find. Rocket attacks are advised.
TARGET 3: Deep intruder strike on Conches airfield. Bomb the runway and structures of Conches 48°56′ N 0°57’E.
OBJECTIVE 4 PHOTO RECCE: Command needs photos of the ground immediately south of the coastline between Les Moulins and Ouistreham. Use the 400 (PR) Sqn RCAF Spitfire at Needs Oar Point. Set your altimeter to read 30ft before takeoff. Follow the flightplan on your kneeboard. Fly between waypoints 3 and 9 at exactly 21,000ft and around 240mph IAS. Watch your vertical speed! Return to the same parking bay you took off from: it has the intelligence unit tent next to it.
ANTI-TRANSPORT PATROL: Fly an anti-transport sweep in the area between Caen and Lisieux, following the patrol zones drawn on the map. Lookout for trains and truck convoys and strafe everything that you see moving.
NAVAL PATROL: Naval supply convoys are moving East along the coast of southern England between Portland and the Isle of Wight. Patrol the area drawn on the map and protect our ships.
Active friendly airfields in England:
Needs Oar Point